Archaeology of Telecommunications

The visit to OTE Building in Chania could be described as commitment to an archaeology, undertaken through examination of contemporary architectural ruins and remains of a previous technological era that came already to an end. Detached from their former state of operation, the material was left unused and discredited, transformed from a functioning mechanical system of distributing communication and an ordered, useable, stored material to heterogeneous populations of fragments occupying an empty building.


This year's workshop investigated the significance of reconsidering the technological equipment of OTE's telecommunication infrastructure in many other levels and as a layer of reading 'bankruptcy of architecture'. The study of the building was connected to a second detachment process, where objects were selectively collected form piles of paraphernalia removed from the place they were found only to form new heterogenous collections

archaelogy of telecommunications

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